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Gio Ponti Leggera Chair

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gio ponti leggera chair

gio ponti leggera chair

Design Gio Ponti, 1952/2017
Solid Ash wood, rope seat
Made in Italy by Cassina

The Leggera chair adapts effortlessly to different environments and meets a broad range of aesthetic and economic needs. A new lease of life for a historic model which highlights the company's expert craftsmanship, the perfect embodiment of the 'MedaMade' brand. A simple chair with a refined, clear, cultured form, an icon of design. In 1952 the Leggera chair marked the beginning of a path that encapsulated the entire design and executive partnership between Gio Ponti, Cesare Cassina and his craftsmen in a one-off product, leading to the Superleggera in 1957. In contrast with the latter, distinctive for its slender triangular-section legs, the Leggera has uprights that are almost circular in profile and, because of its extreme durability and simplicity that expresses all the nobility of an anonymous object, it is a chair that has enjoyed widespread distribution and commercial success over the years.

The frame is produced from solid ash in an array of variants designed to emphasise its elegance and enable it to be combined with other models in the catalog. The seat is upholstered in fabric or leather (both removable upholsteries), or in natural cord. The multiple potential combinations between the tones of the ashwood structure and the various shades of the seat covers make this model extremely contemporary, a blend of color and material contrasts suitable for use in both domestic and contract contexts.

The frame is solid natural or stained ashwood. The seat can be specified in natural, black or white cord.

17.7" w | 18.5" d | 33.3" h | seat: 18.2" h

$710.00 + plus shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special product to be created and shipped to your location)

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The Cassina company was created by the brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina in 1927 in Meda, Brianza, (Northern Italy). In 1964, the Cassina Masters Collection was born, with the acquisition of product rights of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand. Today, Cassina is the exclusive worldwide licensee of the Le Corbusier designs. The "Cassina I Maestri" collection was widened in 1968 with the acquisition of reproduction rights to some of the Bauhaus objects, and in 1971, the designs of Gerrit Rietveld, Frank Lloyd Wright, and of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1972. The collection continued still, with the re-issue in 1983 of furniture by Erik Gunner Asplund, rights to reproduce furniture by Frank Lloyd Wright, including the Barrel chair, and, finally, in 2004, furniture by Charlotte Perriand.

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